Lady Doak College

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Lady Doak College
MottoSemper, Pro, Veritate
AffiliationMadurai Kamaraj University
PrincipalDr. Christianna Singh
Tallakulam, Madurai
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9°56′8.24″N 78°7′53.29″E / 9.9356222°N 78.1314694°E / 9.9356222; 78.1314694Coordinates: 9°56′8.24″N 78°7′53.29″E / 9.9356222°N 78.1314694°E / 9.9356222; 78.1314694

Lady Doak College (LDC) is the first women's college in Madurai in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It was founded in 1948 by Katie Wilcox, an American missionary near Tallakulam in Madurai. Today there are around 3200 students. This number was only 86 at formation.

It is named after Helen Doak, the associate founder.


LDC offers courses in the following areas:

Aided courses[edit]

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A): History specialization in Tourism, Psychology and Sociology, Economics (English & Tamil medium), English Literature and Tamil Literature
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.(specialization)): Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry with Cheminformatics, Botany (specialization in Industrial Microbiology) and Zoology (specialization in Biotechnology)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)
  • Master of Arts (M.A.): English Literature, Tamil Literature, History and Economics
  • Master of Science (M.Sc): Mathematics and Zoology (specialization in Biotechnology)
  • Doctoral research in Zoology, Economics, Physics, Tamil, Botany & Microbiology

Self-financed courses[edit]

  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc): Computer Application, Information Technology & Management (ITM), Mathematics with Computer Application, Physics with Computer Application, Biotechnology,Fashion Designing and Physical Education & Sports Science
  • Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com): Commerce with Computer Application, Corporate Secretaryship, Banking & Insurance,Professional Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)
  • Master of Science (M.Sc): Microbiology, Chemistry, Physics, Biotechnology, Information Technology, Computer Science
  • Master of Commerce (M.Com. with Computer Application)
  • Masters in Social Work (MSW) in Social Work
  • Postgraduate diploma (one year)
  • Postgraduate diploma in Remote Sensing and GIS
  • Human Resource Development (PGRS&GIS)
  • Bioinformatics
  • Master of Philosophy (M.Phil): Tamil, Commerce, Economics, Microbiology, English, Chemistry, History, Physics & Biotechnology

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